Why did it take so long to see this picture? We have all been wearing masks for
months yet politicians have been avoiding them like the plague! A number of
world leaders, including the UK and Canada, have come down with the disease.
Even on TV, politicians should wear them to show us a good example! ALL OF THEM!
Would it not have been a good example to us if Governor Newsom had worn a mask
at his briefing yesterday? I say that even though I fully support the Governor’s
draconian measures yesterday to head California towards another shutdown. The
COVID numbers are not just rising, they are skyrocketing in the wrong direction.
The daily number of new coronavirus cases in the country continued to top a
troubling 100,000 new cases over the weekend, led by an outbreak in Florida in
which more than 15,300 people contracted the virus. The number of COVID deaths
in California has now topped 7,000 persons! The number of COVID deaths in the
United States has topped 138,000 people. And the scariest number to me is that
as of yesterday, there have been 3.43 million Americans who have gotten sick
with this virus – do you realize that this is 1% of the population of the United
States, roughly one in a hundred people who have gotten the disease! No wonder
the Canadians and Europeans do not want us visiting their countries! We have to
get this under control!
I agree with Los Angeles and San Diego Counties deciding not to reopen schools at this time. It boggles my mind that Orange County has said that schools will reopen and that masks will not be mandatory!
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I know from your comments back to me that a number of you do not believe in
wearing a mask or feel that you have some Constitutional right not to wear one!
Well, I will tell you why not wearing a mask is not a good idea! Facial
coverings are recommended to protect people you come into contact with more than
they are to protect the wearer! Sick people know enough to stay at home and to
seek medical help. The major problem with the current COVID epidemic is that
people catch the virus and spend a few days walking around, without symptoms,
spreading the disease to others, before they start feeling ill and get
diagnosed! An asymptomatic infected person wearing a mask will reduce your
chance of catching COVID, plain and simple. The lowest airborne transmissions
occur when both parties are wearing a mask, preferably an N95 mask – but these
are hard to come by and a regular cloth mask or surgical mask is as good as most
of us will get. Face shields do not prevent your air droplets from breathing on
another person! Wearing your mask over your mouth but not over your nose does
not protect the person you are breathing on!
So, my best advice to you is to wear a mask, avoid crowds – even larger family gatherings, social distance and wash your hands!
Drive safely, always wear a mask in public, social distance, continue to wash your hands frequently, and be safe!
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